Atrocity Speech Law: Addressing Hate that Does Grave Harm,
Human Rights Quarterly
Reviewing Gregory S. Gordon, Atrocity Speech Law: Foundation, Fragmentation, Fruition (Oxford Univ. Press 2017), ISBN 9780190612689
Atrocity Speech Law, by Gregory Gordon, offers a bold, holistic framework to repair gaps and discrepancies in the international laws regarding speech that can trigger grave crimes. The book shows how current treaties and conventions were constructed piecemeal in the urgency to prosecute those responsible for such horrors as the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide. Now, as hostile speech regains a political foothold and as new forms of communication disrupt old norms, Gordon proposes a "Unified Liability Theory," a more thorough, consistent, and rigorous law to clarify the line between legitimate protest and crime.
Johns Hopkins University Press
Atrocity Speech Law: Addressing Hate that Does Grave Harm,,
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